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Children and MS

We're used to thinking of MS as an adult condition, but children and teenagers can also develop it.

It's thought that around 5-10% of people with MS experienced their first symptoms before the age of 16.

Much of the information about MS, its symptoms and how to manage them, is the same for children as for adults. But MS in children can present its own unique challenges – such as coping with school and the effect it has on the rest of the family.

> Find out more by downloading our booklet 'My child has MS'

Find out more

  • Symptoms and treatment
  • MS and school
  • MS and the family
  • Getting help